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first_imgBarca apartments in Bulimba.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“Moving forward — during the next phase of the inner Brisbane apartment market cycle — we see the current trends towards lower project yields and larger apartments increasing,” Mr Matusik said.“There is a need to build more owner-resident oriented housing stock across inner Brisbane that is largely fuelled by residents looking to downsize and, importantly, stay in their area.“There are very few new apartment projects that adequately fulfil this market segment’s wish list, which includes a small project; well-proportioned and designed; and in a prime position, such as on the Brisbane River.”Bulimba is identified in the report as a suburb with rising demand from downsizers.The report shows a fall in recent months in the number of dwellings available for resale and rent in Bulimba, and very limited new housing choices in the area, with just three months’ supply in the pipeline and very few potential development sites.Mr Matusik points to just a handful of boutique projects on Bulimba’s riverfront that will deliver apartments to suit discerning downsizers. Amara Residences in Bulimba.Representing a combined total of 87 new residences, they are: Amara Residences, with 13 two and three-bedroom apartments; Barca, with 31 units; 29-31 Byron Street with 16 apartments; and 27 units in The Boatyard.“This strongly suggests that, unlike other locales across inner Brisbane, the Bulimba area is undersupplied with appropriate housing choice,” Mr Matusik said.“There is a large local baby boomer population, many of whom are potentially looking to downsize into an apartment in the same area.“We believe there is considerable local pent-up demand, as most locals cannot find the appropriate product to downsize to.” The Boatyard Bulimba is one of only a few boutique apartment complexes in Bulimba where demand is going to outstrip supply.LARGE apartments in boutique complexes in the inner-city are hot property as the latest research report shows demand for these apartments will soon outstrip supply.The latest Matusik Property Insights report finds that while Brisbane’s wider unit market is entering a downturn, large apartments in small inner-city projects are holding firm with demand from downsizing owner occupiers on the rise.The report finds that boutique apartments stack up financially with small projects in prime positions — on the river, in high-street locations or with uninterrupted views of the CBD — delivering better gains in 2016 (3.9 per cent) than other inner city apartments (-1 per cent).It also shows that larger apartments are the ones to buy with better resell value than their smaller counterparts, with three-bedroom apartments across inner Brisbane averaging gains of 9.6 per cent per annum over the past decade, more than double the average of 4.6 per cent. Report author Michael Matusik said inner city locals looking to downsize locally, more couples without children staying in or returning to the inner-city and fewer people living alone were contributing to the growing demand for boutique apartment living in the city.He said the inner-city apartment market was going through a quick self correction with 40 per cent of scheduled projects shelved over the past 12 months, and what he predicts will be a rise in boutique-style apartment development.last_img read more

first_img 200 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Dominica has lost a cultural icon and hero – Minister of Culture by: – November 25, 2011 Jeff JosephMinister of Culture, Honorable Justina Charles has described the life of Jeff Joseph, who passed this week as an inspiration to other musicians in Dominica and the region.Jeff Joseph, the lead singer of Grammacks New Generation died at the Le Maynard Hospital in Martinique following surgery for cardiovascular illness.The minister, expressing her sympathies to the family and friends of Jeff Joseph said that the unity which the artist promoted during his performances will always be remembered. “As a musician and cultural icon Jeff Joseph has inspired many people and musicians here in Dominica and even in our neighbouring French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. His contribution to the development of creole music and cadence-lypso is particularly phenomenal. His talent, dedication and perseverance have yielded legendary hit songs over the period of three decades. Jeff Joseph we know dedicated his whole life to music; through his music he promoted love, togetherness and Caribbean unity while holding firm to his Dominican roots and culture”. Jeff Joseph recently performed at the 15th Annual World Creole Muosic Festival just a few weeks ago. His performance has since been described as energetic, and to patrons never seemed to be his last.Honorable Charles is expressing her sympathies to the community ofSt Joseph, where Jeff Joseph hailed from.” At this point I really wish to convey my heartfelt sympathies and those of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to the family of Jeff Joe and to the people of St. Joseph on this sad occasion”. The Minister said that Dominica has lost ‘a cultural icon’ and ‘Jeff Joe’ as he was commonly known will be remembered by generations to come.“My heart also goes out to his many friends and fellow musicians. For us we know we have lost a patriotic son, a cultural icon and a hero and we know we’ll definitely miss him. At this point we can only pray that his soul continues to rest in perfect peace”. Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThere were two plays on Saturday that ended with a very animated Steve Ishmael in back-right corner of the far Carrier Dome end zone.The first came on the first drive of the game. The Orange had gone from its own 19 to the Pittsburgh 33 in just four plays. On fourth and one, after drawing the defense offsides, quarterback Eric Dungey lofted a pass to Ishamel who reeled it in. He got up and started celebrating on the sideline only to look at the referee in disbelief shortly after. The call was offensive pass interference and the touchdown was negated.The Orange offense didn’t bounce back from that for nearly the entire quarter. There was a stretch of four three-and-outs in five possessions. SU’s first possession went for 73 yards. The next six combined for 74. Running back Dontae Strickland only had four carries in the first half.Slow first halves have plagued Syracuse in each of the past two weeks, both losses at Louisiana State and North Carolina State. Head coach Dino Babers stressed both times that it’s something the Orange would need to correct, trying to do things differently to prevent a repeat performance.“We really changed up practice, we tried to do some different things,” Babers said. “We tried to lead with the pass, not with the run, to see if we could loosen it up and it still took us a little time to get going.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) didn’t really correct that trend. It was sitting on three points for nearly the entire first half. But a late, 93-yard touchdown drive before the half ended gave SU its first sign of life, and it carried that into the second half in an eventual 27-24 win over Pittsburgh (2-4, 0-2).Both the Syracuse fans and players seemed lifeless in a first half that featured miserable first half performances. On one Pitt third down midway through the second quarter, the normally rowdy Syracuse sideline stood mostly motionless while a crowd that’s normally raucous on those downs struggled to get excited.Just like the last two weeks, though, things changed in the second half. Dungey started finding more running room, picking up yards himself. Ravian Pierce, who was barely involved in the first half, climbed his way up to the top of the Orange’s receptions and receiving yards list for the game. Strickland got 21 second-half carries, wearing out and gaining yardage against the Pitt defense, helping make other downs more manageable.Colin Davy | Staff Photographer“We always feel like we have it,” wide receiver Ervin Philips said. “We just feel like we’ve got to get going … we’ve got to start fast.”There was an injury timeout with 13:01 left in the fourth quarter. While trainers were on the field and play was stopped, a “Let’s Go Orange” chant broke out that was arguably the loudest the Carrier Dome had been all season. Orange players who had just been milling about beforehand started eagerly pumping up the crowd.Ishmael’s second catch in the back-right corner of the far end zone came later in that same drive. This time he was matched up Panthers cornerback Phillipie Motley. And this time, the pass interference was called was against the defense.But that didn’t matter to Ishmael. He turned his body toward the ball and got in front of Motley, catching it right outside the end zone and then falling back in for a touchdown. He high-stepped, pumped his hands and let out a few roars of delight. It was the score that would put SU up for good.“I felt like I really wanted to signal it to the ref as well,” Ishmael said. “I scored the touchdown, you can’t take away this one.”It wasn’t the most impressive performance of the season for SU. Dungey finished 33-for-49 with 365 yards and two passing touchdowns, and added 48 yards and a score on the ground. He said that the team should have made it easier for itself and put the game away sooner.Syracuse will need to rectify those mistakes if it wants to compete with defending national champion, No. 2 Clemson, next week in the Carrier Dome. The Orange knows the level it has to play at to compete with the best teams, it just needs to make sure it can reach it.“Once we got going,” Babers said, “we were a sight to see.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more